Isaac M. Cranshaw

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BACKGROUND/AIMS With better understanding of disease biology and technological advances, an increasing number of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are being resected laparoscopically. We assessed our management of gastric GISTs in our institution. METHODOLOGY Prospectively collected data from 13 patients who underwent surgery for gastric(More)
Differentiated thyroid cancer is a cancer with a good prognosis but the presence of lymph node metastases is associated with increased rates of loco-regional recurrence and in some reports decreased survival. This has led to an increased interest in the lymph node status with guidelines calling for routine central node dissection and increased interest in(More)
Metastases from follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) are usually blood borne and far less to lymph nodes (LN). The present study was designed to evaluate the factors that are associated with LN metastases in patients operated on for FTC. A retrospective review of 70 patients (25 men; mean age, 47 (range, 14–92) years) operated on between January 1995 and(More)
BACKGROUND Extra-thoracic solitary fibrous tumours (ESFTs) have traditionally been regarded as indolent neoplasms similar to their intra-thoracic counterparts. However there has been some evidence that a subset of more aggressively malignant tumours exist. We examined our experience with these rare tumours in an effort to clarify their clinico-pathological(More)
BACKGROUND Adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common surgical emergency. Water soluble contrast agents have been used to identify patients who might be treated non-operatively rather than operatively. The present study was designed to audit the introduction of such use of Gastrografin contrast into clinical practice. METHOD Patients presenting(More)
INTRODUCTION Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast is commonly treated surgically. The intent of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative MRI could add to mammography in predicting the extent of the disease. METHODS A series of patients with DCIS attending our surgical clinic for preoperative assessment were offered MRI as part of a(More)
The most common significant complication of total thyroidectomy is hypoparathyroidism. Intraoperative prediction of which patients are likely to be affected would allow both intraoperative and postoperative interventions to be utilised in these patients. Selection of these patients is essential if we are to be successful at discharging total thyroidectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated liver metastases occur rarely in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The success of liver resection (LR) for other metastatic disease has led centres to explore the option of LR for patients with isolated breast cancer liver metastases (BCLM). A number of small series have been published in the literature, however the evidence is(More)
Morphologic examination is the gold standard for diagnosing papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). This diagnosis, especially for the follicular variant, may be variable even among experts. Our objective was to analyze the frequency of PTC microscopic criteria in a series of thyroid tumors including follicular adenoma (FA) and PTC to build a score which could(More)